Anonymous inquired:

Hey! Just want to start out by saying that your blog has been a really great resource since I decided to ID as bi, so thank you (: I was wondering if you or any followers could give me advice on coming out to a younger sibling? My brother is 10, and I know he knows what being gay means, but I'm not sure where he heard it or what his impressions are and I'm 99.9% sure he's never heard the word bisexual before. I'd like to stop keeping this from him but also don't want to make it a huge ordeal.

bi-privilege:

honestly it might be easier to come out to someone that young in a technical sense (maybe not easier emotionally, i’m sure it’s just as terrifying) because their views on what is normal vs. not normal aren’t quite so rigorously internalized yet. keep it fairly simple, let him know you’re telling him because he’s important to you, and if you’re comfortable with it, make sure he knows he can ask questions if he’s confused.

If you’re out to your parents and that’s comfortable for you now I would also recommend seeking out their thoughts on the matter, since they know your brother and we don’t.

♥ 3 — 10 minutes ago on 27 Aug 2014 — via bi-privilege

Things I never expected to say before I became a polytheist #472:

"We told you running would only attract his attention, dude."

♥ 5 — 12 minutes ago on 27 Aug 2014
dangerousnun:

"Y’know, I could be bi"
This is like, a movie with actual representation.
Its a crossover between But I’m a Cheerleader and Mean Girls and there’s actual representation 
And good fully developed character siwth more than one personality trait
and I….

you mean the movie where immediately after this line they proceed to aggressively insult bisexuals and accuse us of not existing?
such representation much wow

dangerousnun:

"Y’know, I could be bi"

This is like, a movie with actual representation.

Its a crossover between But I’m a Cheerleader and Mean Girls and there’s actual representation 

And good fully developed character siwth more than one personality trait

and I….

you mean the movie where immediately after this line they proceed to aggressively insult bisexuals and accuse us of not existing?

such representation much wow

♥ 5 — 17 minutes ago on 27 Aug 2014 — via dangerousnun
Anonymous inquired:

I imagine it's only made worse in your case because paganism (among others) is seen differently than religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. I have to admit my gut reaction when I saw you talking about your beliefs was to scoff and dismiss it, simply because it doesn't fit what's been ingrained in me as a "religion." So many people see it as a thing from history, and they won't even try to understand that people can still subscribe to those beliefs, and that it's a valid way of life.

ivyxaur:

Like seriously soloontherocks (paganism page) and baphomeme (pagan tag) are both bloggers that talk about their paganism a lot and really display how legitimate this religion is I guess and how important it is to us. It’s not very well known at all, so even between Dan and I I know a shitton about his christian religion because I was immersed in it growing up, but I’m like the first pagan he ever met I think. 

But the reason why a christian and a witch get along, let alone are in a very serious relationship together, is because we respect each other and I don’t trash-talk God and he does his best to learn about how to be respectful of my gods. If Dan and I can do that, then I hope I can expect my followers to at least realize this is important to me, and blacklist my “pagan stuff” tag if they’re unable to be respectful of my beliefs.

I try to keep this stuff on my mxtery blog because religion makes people uncomfortable, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s very important to me. And it is most certainly not done justice by an author who thinks that people like me are psychos.

And it is most certainly not done justice by an author who thinks that people like me are psychos.”

let me guess

riordan

♥ 7 — 19 minutes ago on 27 Aug 2014 — via ivyxaur
Anonymous inquired:

A thought that just occurred to me. Is it possible to be a historical or traditional recon leaning Hellenic but have a practice centered around being especially devoted to a lesser entity or personification? I'd assume observing those 8 tenants/"rules" (I forget if there is a name? Hubris, kharis, xenia, etc) including the treating the Theoi as they should be treated would take priority, but AFTER that?

Yes and no. Yes, I’d think, as you described it, but no, if you mean to the exclusion or partial exclusion of other deities. The more recon you get the more you tend to be expected to honor a set list of deities you’re “supposed” to honor. So while devotional practices can certainly fit that framework, it’d be a lot harder to argue the recon status of a practice that was ONLY devoted to that entity.

That’s all thrown out depending on the personification, mind you. There are a lot that the young’uns today would go “I want to worship HIM, he sounds cool and edgy” that the ancient Greeks (and therefore a reconstructionist) would look at and go “DON’T MAKE EYE CONTACT DON’T MOVE HE’S LIKE A T REX IF YOU DONT MOVE HE CANT DEVOUR YOU OH GOD I’M SO SCARED”

so there are certain entities or personifications where no matter how traditional you tried to make your practice, the worship of that entity is automatically not reconstructionist just because ain’t nobody worshiped them.

Horkos, the entity who enforces oaths, comes to mind. And Thanatos. There are a lot of entities and personifications and even the Big Deities where you respected them and appreciate the vital role they have in the galaxy and yet at the same time never ever ever ever ever wanted them to notice your existence.

♥ 2 — 25 minutes ago on 27 Aug 2014
Anonymous inquired:

What are your thoughts on godspouse? Do you believe in it ? is it ridiculous? (English is my second language so im sorry if anything is hard to understand)

Let me put it this way.

I believe the concept is possible. That doesn’t mean I believe more than maybe three people I’ve seen claim it.

I also believe the Queen of England exists, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna believe you if you claim you’re her.

♥ 3 — 32 minutes ago on 27 Aug 2014

two staffmembers in the library start talking loudly about Robin Williams and how sad his death was and whether or not you could “tell” from his acting that he was mentally ill

sloooooowly put my headphones in before they can say something incredibly offensive and neurotypical

♥ 8 — 41 minutes ago on 27 Aug 2014
homehearthkitchengarden:

thecheshirequeen:

I have many questions but my first and foremost is why

soloontherocks
this is beautiful in so many ways

What am I even looking at

homehearthkitchengarden:

thecheshirequeen:

I have many questions but my first and foremost is why

soloontherocks

this is beautiful in so many ways

What am I even looking at

♥ 18 — 16 hours ago on 26 Aug 2014 — via homehearthkitchengarden (source)
Anonymous inquired:

Has Apollo ever came off to you as impatient in a way? Like... sometimes he's like "FINALLY YOU GOT TO THIS THING THAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO DO FOR A LONG TIME", or is that with any deity?

Not personally but I’ve heard others describe him as “pushy”.

♥ 2 — 16 hours ago on 26 Aug 2014
Anonymous inquired:

have you ever worshiped or contacted (i guess thats a good word?) other gods outside of the hellenic pantheon?

Well yeah, Jews tend to not worship the Hellenic pantheon.

Other than that, no.

♥ 1 — 16 hours ago on 26 Aug 2014
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